(G)I-DLE, ITZY, and aespa are considered the Top 3 4th gen girl groups. Who should be crowned No.1 among them?
Out of 4th generation K-pop girl groups, ITZY, aespa, and (G)-IDLE are undoubtedly the 3 most prominent names. All gaining popularity thanks to great visuals, outstanding talents, and well-received songs, these 3 lineups of female idols are topping the new generation. Therefore, it is difficult for netizens to choose which group is better than the other.
Releasing the addictive song DALLA DALLA and introducing themselves to the public in a confident girl-crush concept, JYP’s girl group ITZY took K-pop by storm with their 2019 debut. DALLA DALLA had an impressive digital performance and went viral in Korea, helping ITZY receive the title “monster rookie”.
Following a successful debut, ITZY continued to generate more buzz with back-to-back hits including ICY, Wannabe, Not Shy. The group achieved great success in digital rankings, physical album sales, and YouTube views. ITZY is also famous when it comes to visuals. In particular, Yuna is listed among the top visuals and female idols with the most stunning bodies of K-pop 4th generation.
However, in 2021, ITZY’s influence took a step backward due to the underwhelming performances on domestic charts of Mafia In The Morning and LOCO. JYP’s strategy in promoting ITZY received mixed reactions as fans worried the company is overworking the group with activities in both Korea and Japan while the music quality is not given enough attention.
At the moment, ITZY is somewhat falling behind (G)-IDLE and aespa. On March 14, (G)-IDLE made a comeback with the first full album I Never Die and the title track TOMBOY after a long hiatus.
Although they made the comeback while many members of the group were involved in scandals such as Soyeon plagiarizing music, Yuqi dating, and especially the departure of Soojin after the school violence scandal, (G)-IDLE still managed to accomplish great achievements. In particular, the song TOMBOY excellently brought (G)-IDLE Perfect All-kill for the first time in their career. The CUBE’s girlgroup is also the second group in the 4th generation to achieve this.
In terms of beauty, (G)-IDLE is also said to be more and more beautiful and possesses a distinct color. The members of the group are also very multi-talented when they can work in many fields such as acting, hosting, composing in multi-market such as Korea, China, Thailand or Taiwan.
aespa is probably the most successful 4th generation girl group when accomplishing countless achievements despite just debuting over a year ago. Coming from SM Entertainment’s “flower garden”, aespa possesses attractive beauty and an AI graphics standard body. Although they have been entangled in many suspicions of plastic surgery, it cannot be denied that the members all possess the perfect aura, especially Karina and Winter.
Although they have not released many songs, all the group’s music products are doing well in both digital music and album sales. The most prominent are the group’s viral song with national choreography Next Level and the Perfect All-kill song Savage.
Because of this, aespa has achieved the prestigious Daesang trophy that no 4th Gen idol has yet conquered. Besides, the SM girl group is also the Ambassador and the advertising face of many brands such as Givenchy, CLIO.
Looking at the current series of achievements of the trio, it is easy to see that aespa is the most prominent, followed by (G)-IDLE and finally ITZY. The audience thinks that in the coming time, there will be more changes when other 4th Gen groups like IVE, STAYC or NMIXX are preparing for their upcoming projects.